The Mechanical Turk

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A neat contrivance of rods and cams

creates the illusion a hustler seeks.

His window dressing perfects the hoax –

the turban and robes a thespian’s flourish…


This season Mechanics is all the rage

in fairground shows and court, where

an empress cheats but can’t outsmart

some gadget’s lack of class.


It takes a certain kind of flair to plot

the chequered board. A wind-up toy

takes on the best in Europe’s brightest halls.


Its cunning leaps the gap between

what is thought and done.






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